Positivity: Staying positive: Being positive: How to stay positive at work

Staying positive is a challenging work for all of us. Too many negative behavior or environment always greatly affect us. But to succeed in life Positivity is a must. This article will describe a few of the points to stay positive in today’s tough work environment.

Negative Bullets inside the Environment

Always be aware of the following negative bullets which you will find in abundance:

Negative bullets
Negative bullets

Negative Work Environment

Today’s negative work environment consists of the following:

  • Dog eat dog . . . everyone fighting to get ahead
  • No one appreciates your contributions
  • Too much work . . . not enough help
  • Deadlines are unrealistic
  • Longer hours . . . additional work
  • Budget Constraints
  • Competition is eating us alive
  • Poor management / direction
  • Job insecurity

Impact of other People’s Behaviour

Other people's behavior
Other people’s behavior

Impact of Ever-changing Environment

“The only person who always likes change is a wet baby”

CHANGE . . .

  • Challenges our paradigms
  • Alters the way we think
  • Makes life more difficult for a while
  • Causes Stress
  • Is an ongoing fact of life

Impact of the Past Experiences

Past Experiences
Past Experiences

Negative World View

Media Frenzy

A recent Statistic: Crime down 20% in America reporting up 600%,

Look at what you are looking at !!!

Determinism Theory

  • GENETIC: My Grandparents did it to me. (Inherited traits)
  • PSYCHIC: My Parents did it to me. (Upbringing)
  • ENVIRONMENTAL: My Spouse, my Boss, the Company, the Economy, etc.. is doing this to me.  (Surroundings)

Life’s Little Question:  “Are some people just born positive thinkers         . . . or is it their CHOICE?”

Being Positive: Choose the Right Luggage

Right Luggage
Right Luggage

The Problem With Dodging Bullets (Choice 1) You’re going to get hit!

Staying Positive: Wear Bulletproof Armor

Choice 2:  Wear Bulletproof Armor

So how to wear the Bulletproof Armor:

Bulletproof Armor Comes from SELF CHANGE

To put the Bulletproof armor, Simply change three things:

  • Behavior
  • Attitude and
  • Thinking

Being Positive: Change Your Attitude

Changes happen personally from the INSIDE OUT! So . . . Accept Responsibility… Always say “I am Responsible”

  • . . . for who I am
  • . . . for what I have
  • . . . for what I do.

Step #2  Take Control:


Staying Positive: Change Your Thinking

Changes come from observing logically in every situation. So Observe Your Thinking.


Positivity: Manage Your Self-Talk

If you think you Can, or you think you Can’t…   YOU’RE RIGHT!                                    Henry Ford

Your thinking will decide if This is going to be a wonderful day! or This is going to be a crappy day!

Staying Positive: Change Your Behavior

To Change your behaviour you have to take true assessment, determination & discipline.

You can choose your behaviour to be Reactive or to be Proactive and responsible.


Steps Toward Changing Behavior:

  1. Unconscious Incompetence
  2. Conscience Incompetence
  3. Conscience Competence
  4. Unconscious Competence

And finally it will create the new “YOU”


Add POSITIVE Behaviour

Replace the BAD HABITS!

  • Spread a SMILE around
  • Sprinkle some “positive” on the negatives
  • Focus on the good of each day
  • Stay out of the “feeding frenzies”
  • Say “please” and “thank you”
  • Practice EMPATHY
  • Evaluate YOUR behavior
  • Never miss an opportunity to complement

Positivity: More POSITIVE Contributions

Before you say anything to anyone, ask yourself three things-

  1. Is it true?
  2. Is it harmful?
  3. Is it necessary?
  • Keep promises
  • Have a forgiving view of people
  • Keep an open mind with changes
  • Count to 1000 if necessary
  • See criticism as an opportunity to improve
  • Cultivate your sense of humor

Remember to . . .

  • Watch your definitions –       they become thoughts
  • Watch your thoughts –       they become words
  • Watch your words –       they become actions
  • Watch your actions –       they become your destiny

The Choice is YOURS

  • With a Bad attitude     : you can never have a positive day
  • With a Positive attitude                : you can never have a bad day

Choose POSITIVE Living

You may be interested in the following article: The Science of Stress And The Art of Managing it

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Anup Kumar Dey

I am a Mechanical Engineer turned into a Piping Engineer. Currently, I work in a reputed MNC as a Senior Piping Stress Engineer. I am very much passionate about blogging and always tried to do unique things. This website is my first venture into the world of blogging with the aim of connecting with other piping engineers around the world.

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